From the Caribbean to Cornwall: Judi and her family returned from Grenada in the West Indies almost ten years ago, adding their own character and flavour to Falmouth Lodge Backpackers. Her family are mostly off exploring the world again, now, but they are a well established as a friendly and comfortable hostel welcoming more than just backpackers to enjoy all that Cornwall has to offer.

They have recently introduced a direct online booking facility, but still try to be as adaptable and accommodating as possible – so do not hesitate to call or email with any particular requirements that you might have.  Particularly if you have a large group or require sole occupancy.

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Why Stay At Falmouth Lodge?

The hostel is just 2 minutes’ walk from the Blue Flag Gyllyngvase beach and the South-West Coast Path and 5 minutes’ walk to the train station, town centre and harbour including National Maritime Museum, Rick Stein’s newly opened fish restaurant and Pendennis Castle.


We are recommended by the Rough Guides and have a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. We are also listed in the Lonely Planet.


Get in Contact

Call Us Now 01326 319 996 or 07525 722 808

Some Of The GREAT Things About Staying With Us

  • Well equipped kitchen and cosy lounge with TV/DVD and games.
  • Small, mixed & single sex dorms available plus a double en-suite.
  • Walking distance from town and train station.
  • Free tea and coffee all day
  • Simple complimentary breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi & Internet Facilities.
  • Free Parking.
  • No Curfew.

What Else Does Falmouth Have to Offer?

Falmouth’s beautiful natural harbour provides a picturesque background to the main street of charming shops, galleries, restaurants, cafés and pubs; with great opportunities to sample Cornish cream teas, home made pasties, fresh local seafood and locally brewed real ales.

An eclectic mix of live music and fringe theatre can be found in tucked away venues on most nights

We have wonderful waters to explore and a wide variety of watersports on offer – sea kayaking, sailing, surfing, fishing, diving and paddleboarding.

Its an ideal base to explore Cornwall – the rugged north coast, only 30 mins away with it’s mining history and its surf – to the beautiful, unspoiled Helford and Lizard on the south coast; Ferries to St Mawes and the Roseland; Eden Project; the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Land’s End and the Minnack Theatre; the Tate Gallery at St Ives, Falmouth Art Gallery.

More ideas at Visit Falmouth and in our What to Do section.

Falmouth Lodge Backpackers has been thinking long and hard about re-opening after the Covid19 lockdown.  It certainly saddens us, but we really feel, “hand-on-heart” that we will not be able to keep you as Covid-Safe as we would be comfortable with, at this point in time, and in the current environment.

We are therefore, not going to open this year, but will be re-opening in the Spring of 2021 with newly organised rooms, giving everyone more space, plus extra bathroom procedures installed, for everyone’s health protection.  We will also be promoting the exciting option of renting the whole hostel for your large family, or group, holiday by the sea, in Cornwall!!

The essence of hostelling is on the enjoyment of shared accommodation and socialising spaces, so we really hope that we’ll be able to return to this again next year when we will know even more about this virus, and may have developed better ways of living with it.


Wishing you all a great summer; STAY WELL, and see you next year!! 


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